- Air conditioner
- Bar / Lounge
- Business Centre
- Car parking
A boutique, owner-run luxury lodge, The River Club is Livingstone’s premier destination on the Zambezi River.
The River Club is defined by the value we attach to lasting memories, genuine hospitality, our peaceful location, the historical preservation of Livingstone and our commitment to the local community of which we form part.
Just 18 kms/11 miles upstream from the renowned Victoria Falls and town of Livingstone, in a tranquil oasis, are our eleven spacious suites individually nestled within the tree line overlooking a sweeping bend of the mighty Zambezi River. From their elevated positions, the suites are perfectly situated to gaze across the river to the Zambezi National Park on the opposite bank, home to an array of wildlife and birds in an area of abundant natural beauty.
For that perfect mix of idyllic relaxation and adventure travel, along with unbeatable sights, The River Club is the ultimate destination. A host of activities await young and old, on property as well as in the nearby area. It is an idyllic retreat for families, honeymooners or those on a safari circuit in Southern or East Africa.
We offer a truly authentic local experience within the context of Livingstone and the natural heritage of the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls with an unrivalled presence. Our mission is achieved when engaging service, synergy with our community and attention to detail elevate each stay – turning moments into memories for our guests.
Zambia is a low-risk COVID country and The River Club in particular is an ideal venue for groups to social-distance from each other. However, as with most countries in the world, a SARS CoV2 PCR NEGATIVE certificate dated 72-hours or less prior to arrival is required for presentation at point of entry to Zambia. Please ask The River Club Reservations for updates before travel. If required for onward travel or other reasons, COVID PCR testing is available in Livingstone at own cost. Lodge management will facilitate an appointment and all required logistics. The River Club observes protocols as endorsed by the Zambia Tourism Agency and WHO. All visitors are expected to observe protocols such as wearing masks in public and frequently sanitising hands.
We thoroughly enjoy welcoming and hosting multi-generational family groups including children. However, when there are children younger than 6-years old in a family group, management at the lodge needs to be made aware of the booking and parents / guardians need to know and accept The River Club’s CHILD POLICY. CHILD RATES: 4 – 16 years of age 50% of adult rates when sharing with 2 full paying adults. 3-years and below - no charge if sharing parents’ bed (no infant cots available).
Two suites offer wheelchair access.
All rooms have 220 volt electricity with multinational adaptors available on request. Most plug points are 3-pin square (as generally found in the UK). A few are 3-pin round (as in South Africa). In the event of power outages, all guest rooms have inverter (battery) back-up systems that will run the over-bed fan, key lights and certain plug points.
Yes – a low risk area.
Vaccination is not required. However, a Yellow Fever document is required if arriving from a Yellow Fever country.
Required for most passports. Visitors to Zambia are now able to apply electronically. Single Entry, Double Entry and Multiple Entry visas are also available at the point of entry to Zambia (a Double/ Multiple Entry visa is required should you wish to see the Falls from the Zimbabwe side). A KAZA (Kavango Zambezi) Univisa, available on arrival for US$50, covers travel within Zimbabwe and Zambia as well as day trips to Botswana via the Kazungula border post. Check with us to see whether you are eligible for a KAZA Univisa. Please check your requirements with your local embassy well in advance of your time of travel.
Summer: The warmest months are October and November (we have air-conditioning in each suite). Winter: June and July are warm during the day but cool in the evenings. Rains: mid-December to April. The Zambezi reaches its highest water levels during the month of May.
What to pack
Warmer months: Light cotton trousers, cotton shorts and light cotton shirts (long and short sleeved). Cooler months: A warm jacket or fleece for the evenings. All year round: Comfortable walking shoes and sandals; insect repellent; sun hat; small torch; bathing suit; suntan lotion; sunglasses; camera (telephoto lens recommended); binoculars and a sense of adventure!